THANK YOU FOR WALKING WITH US
Greetings from TAGS during this festive season!!!!
It is with utmost humility that we express our gratitude for your unfailing support towards the Talia Agler girls’ shelter, and therefore making the world a better place for these girls. Thank you for believing in our cause and putting a smile on the girls faces.
Halima is one of our beneficiaries who trained in Hairdressing and Beauty. She graduated on 20Th November, 2015 and she is on attchment in a local salon..
“Without you where would I be? You gave me hope when all was lost. I’m glad someone like you could help me to get through my afflictions. I am everything I am because of your love .Thank you for what you did you didn’t have to do it.”
Happy holidays and a prosperous 2016.
Greetings from Talia Agler Girls Shelter (TAGS) in Nairobi, Kenya. In this report we wish to highlight our achievements since we started our shelter program for trafficked and abused girls in January 2012. You have walked the journey with us and deserve to know how we are doing So far.
Overall, we have assisted 279 girls through our 4R model of Reach, Rescue, Rehabilitate and Reintegrate. All the rescued girls received basic needs, shelter, medical screening, counseling, Reproductive Health and Life skills training. At reintegration, young girls are returned to school while the older girls benefit from vocational skills training and job placement. We ensure that every girl is supported in a holistic manner so that they can recover from their traumatic experiences and become useful members of the society. So far;
a) 17 girls have been provided with formal education; 14 in primary school and 7 in High school.b) 7 girls have sat for their national examinations – 2 “O” Levels and 5 primary schoolc) 1 girl has joined a government sponsored tertiary institution and is pursuing a course in accounting.d) 21 girls have joined vocational skills training and 4 have been given job placements.e) 22 Unaccompanied minors have been referred to other agencies for further interventions.f) 37 young mothers have been assisted so far, of these 19 girls were rescued while expectant while 18 had babies at the time of rescue.g) 245 girls have been reintegrated/reunited with their families and linked with service providers in their home area for continuous monitoring and support.
As we come to the end of 2015 we take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the support that you have accorded us over the years. Because of your support we have been able to provide services to girls in need and continue to do so.
Shall we close the year by meeting our target? we still have $37,462 to go before we can meet our target in donations. This Giving Tuesday please help us to reach that target. Spread the word to your friends and loved ones so that they too can join us in making a difference. It is because of your support that we are able to continue with the work that we do. Thank you very much for all that you do to keep us going!
In this report i wish to share with you a couple of good things that have happened since the last time that you heard from us.
Lydia, who shared her story of success with all of you is now in College undertaking a Diploma in Accounting. She has qualified for a government scholarship in a prestigious institution and has already begun her first semester! We are most grateful to God that He has brought all of you into our lives, because if it were not for you, we would not be able to assit girls like Lydia achieve their goals.
Last month, we were fortunate enough to have a team from Globalgiving visit us in Nairobi. They drove to our shelter where they met the girls and shelter staff. It was very exciting to have them visit us and see how the funds being received through globalgiving are being used. We found both Kevin Conroy (Chief Product Officer) and John Hecklinger (Chief Program Officer) very supportive of our work and we spent time talking about how we could take advantage of their products to strengthen our program, for your information we enjoy a superstar status on globalgiving!
Finally i want to share the good news of our cow. Sometime back we shared that we have some income generating activities(IGAs) going on. These are aimed at supplementing your contributions. We invested in a cow some few months ago, and it is now pregnant. We get at least 10 litres of milk per day in addition to the eggs that we get from our poultry project. We hope to continue expanding these activities as and when we get funds. I am attaching a photo of our cow for you to see that she is healthy and well taken care of, actually John and Kevin also met her!
Please feel free to comment or give us input that you think is useful for our work. We need more and more people to join us so that we can continue making a difference. It means so much to us when you ask your family and friends to support us.